Animal: Praying MantisMantis face

Second Grade
Ohio Department of Education
Science Academic Content Standards


Life Sciences

Diversity and Interdependence of Life

5. Explain that food is a basic need of plants and animals (e.g., plants need sunlight to make food and to grow, animals eat plants and/or other animals for food, foodchain) and is important because it is a source of energy (e.g., energy used to play, ride bicycles, read, etc.).

6. Investigate the different structures of plants and animals that help them live in different environments (e.g., lungs, gills, leaves and roots).

Scientific Inquiry

Doing Scientific Inquiry

5. Use evidence to develop explanations of scientific investigations. (What do you think? How do you know?) 6. Recognize that explanations are generated in response to observations, events and phenomena.

10. Share explanations with others to provide opportunities to ask questions, examine evidence and suggest alternative explanations.








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